Looking for a new slime recipe? If you are dealing with snow day after snow day, or just need something crafty for the kids, snow slime is just what you need.
Snow Slime – Perfect for a Snow Day
By this point in the winter, it feels like the kids have been home a lot. For us, for the entire month of February, the kids only went to school two days a week. I love having the girls home to hang out, but after a while, they get rather sick of each other unless we have something specific to entertain them. That is when we get creative. We do crafts and other silly things just to help the day get by without fighting and bickering. That is how snow slime was born.
What Do I Need for Snow Slime
There are a lot of types of slime recipes. Each type of slime gives a different effect and feel. I personally do not allow the girls to make or play with slime that has borax in it. While we never had a problem, I am not about to take that chance. For this recipe, we are making basic slime with glue and starch and pretty white glitter.
How to Make Slime with Glue
When making slime with glue, you need an activator. This is what makes the glue from being a puddle and makes it come together to form slime.
Some recipes for slime call for borax as the activator. The problem with using borax in slime is can cause burns to the kids’ skin and can cause breathing problems. While many people talk about not having a problem, I am not willing to take the chance. So all of the ingredients we use in our slime are safe for the kids.
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Sometimes when we make slime, it gets a little too sticky. It can be because the girls didn’t do the measurements just right or after slime sits in a container for a few days, the slime just gets sticky again. There are a few ways to fix slime so it is less sticky. Whenever you are adding things to slime to make it less sticky, you will want to add it slowly. You don’t want to add too much.
- Add more starch
- Add 1/2 tsp baking soda. Slowly add more as needed but it does make the slime less stretchy
How to Get Slime out of Carpets or Clothing
I can not tell you how many times my kids have gotten slime on their clothes or on the carpet. It happens at least once every time they play. And it doesn’t matter their age. My girls are 9 and 15 and it still happens. If you are trying to get slime out of something it doesn’t belong on, use vinegar. Vinegar helps to dissolve the slime.
How to Make Homemade Slime
Pro tip: I ordered my supplies off of Amazon because it is almost impossible to find large bottles of glue in stores. Normal bottles of glue will only make 1 batch of slime.
How to Make Snow Slime
In a bowl, add 1/2 cup of glue and 1/3 cup starch. Before you start to mix, add in some glitter. This will depend on how much glitter you want to have.
Start stirring with a spoon. As the mixture starts to come together, switch to kneading with your hands. As you knead the mixture, it will turn into slime. This can take a little while. Just keep playing with it. Kids don’t normally mind.
I call this snow slime because I didn’t add any food coloring and the white glitter makes it shimmer like snow.
My daughters have played with their snow non-stop. I was able to get work done, and it kept the girls from fighting because they each had their own slime. No one had to share. We have been planning on a lot of other types of slime so we will be keeping our supplies stocked.
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Snow Day Slime
- White glue
- White glitter
- In a bowl, add 1/2 cup of glue and 1/3 cup starch.
- Before you start to mix, add in some glitter. This will depend on how much glitter you want to have.
- Start stirring with a spoon. As the mixture starts to come together, switch to kneading with your hands. As you knead the mixture, it will turn into slime. This can take a little while. Just keep playing with it.